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in equity prices on the prospects of a fiscal cliff aversion, energy and technology. technology is down double digits. energy fell off as oil prices fell down to the mid-80s, somewhat toward an uptick. >> gentlemen, thank you all. arthur, good to see you on set with us. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for joining us today. we call this fiscal cliff investing. bertha coombs joins us with the potential winners and losers in how investors can play all this with a fiscal cliff portfolio. >> and they've been doing it already. if the president and congress fail to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff the expectation is that stocks will be the big loser. defense stocks in particular with a prospect of massive budget cuts starting january 1st. now, they've been hard hit since the election, turning around a bit today. cnbc looked at a portfolio of etfs that correlate with the moves in the market on the fear of hitting fiscal cliffs in particular sectors, including etfs that short stocks, negative bets on the market, like the ultrashort s&p eft. down all year, its been a gainer since the electio
corrections there, and things are becoming somewhat more interesting. so we're looking at technology and some other areas where we can have good visibility. >> what else apart from technology is on your list? >> i think some of the internet providers, some of the hardware providers have been hit particularly hard. we think that those areas provide not only very good balance sheets, but we think that as the market recovers next year, as the global economy eventually begins to turn around, we see better demand. ultimately, that's going to endure those kind of companies. >> apple has become a proxy for the market. market down 10%. apple down 10% or more at this point. would you buy apple here? >> i would. this is coming from a guy who hasn't owned much apple at all. right around here, again, sounds like a theme here. we have a tech stock selling at about a nine times earnings. believe it or not, it has a 2% yield. >> you're not concerned about some of the reasons why it dropped, mark? >> no, there's a whole list of reasons. i think the first one with the most weight in my mind is it's a proxy fo
by technology stocks and also ship builders. in us a take i can't, commodity plays lent support to the asx 200. talks of a leverage buyout plan. sensex now trading louisa, back to you. >>> the spanish bad loans according to reuters, now at the 10.7% during the month of september versus 10.5% seen in august. so according to the bank of spain, we're seeing that figure just creeping up just by a tad. now, in the u.s., a slightly grimmer picture. major u.s. indices have fallen by 5% since the election day. this month already stacking up to be the worst november for the dow and the s&p 500, ninth worst november since 1973. so it's been pretty dismal trade if you're an equity holder. hi, charles. we talk about this and we're looking at a bounce in europe this morning. do we think the grimness will continue? >> i think the equity markets, they couldn't really believe bond the election until it was out of the way. you had clearly different scenarios fending on who won. having got that we were left with very much the same political structure that we had going into it. so you had to reprice in some tail
't go all the way to the defensive end of the spectrum. we do like health care. we do like technology. we do like financial. so it's a little bit of a mix. but we're not out there telling any of our investors to be hero heroes. >> do you buy gold? >> i agree that the fed is probably going to keep the pedal to the metal. we may see an expiration that they add to qe3 or whatever you want to call it and maybe buy up those purchases. >> i hear both of you saying that. brian says buy gold. you know. thank you for that. now folks, walmart in the news tonight taking action against the retail workers union for generating flash mobs and picket lines at the stores. the national labor relations board is getting involved and calling this a top priority. we're going to get you updated but before that, now let's look closer at the optimism about a fiscal cliff deal. is it a real deal? all right. baker, i'll start with you. i'm not sure where you are. but, president obama has made it very clear. he wants 1.6 trillion dollars of new revenues over the next ten years. okay. i would argue in order to ge
rushed, particularly technology companies rushed to europe. you'll see in q-1 companies saying, look, we have maintained our european. don't worry about european. if they don't say it, i think we'll sell the stocks. >> worse before it gets better was on the conference call. >> industrial production misses this ridiculous fight between the eu and imf. bank of england cutting growth outlook for the u.k. >> gdp tomorrow. it will be terrible. alco alcoa being struck because they try to close a plant. the conversation will be at the beginning of the conference call and europe -- we're managing europe down to x. european we're going to close europe. ford motor gave you an example of what will happen. we won't let europe bring our company down. latin american, asia turn turne. we won't let europe ruin us. europe will be isolated. that's what happens if you decide to go off the grid like they're doing. their major issue is carbon tax. they keep talking about carbon tax. the european, the german power company talking about having too much solar power which is bringing down and able to make money
've done, with the help of technology, using diver technology, we dove in to take a look at where federal spending is highest. it is color coated by per capita spending by county here. what you see -- take a look. where it's red it's the highest from 20 all the way up to 175,000. there's actually one county in north carolina where i think hatteras island is where there is a big fema project. along the eastern seaboard a lot of that fema smending. th spending. then into florida where there's a lot of social security spending. same think along the gulf coast. zoom in on one louisiana county in here, there's a u.s. penitentiary there. a lot of federal spending. up through here, farm subsidies, drought relief. all kinds of things. out in arizona, retirees and other -- all the way up there in the state of washington. i understand we've got somebody coming from that state, a big naval base. that's going to show up big and make it red. what the pew center on the states did, they divided it up, said what federal spending is a% of gdp. maryland, virginia, district of columbia comes up the highest.
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technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. go to oralb.com for the latest offers. >>> ruckus wireless celebrating its ipo today. trading lower by 2.5% right now. joining us is selina lo. great to have you with us here at post 9. >> hi. >> so many other ipos this week withdrew because of market conditions. you opened at 15 but the stock is trading lower. any regrets? any thoughts about possibly delaying this thing prior? >> no. we had had incredible reception when we were on the road. we had some high quality investors. i believe that this -- we can't control the economy or the stock market but we feel good about our economy and the level of interest. >> ms. lo, can you talk about who your competitors are and one of the things we've been talking about is dell is going by the wayside. sears. who are you replacing? who would i have used before and now i use you? >> we make wi-fi equipment for service providers and enterprises. our equipment is extremely reliable and easy to deploy. and now with so many mobile devices and the whole interest in mobile internet, we are
there are interesting investment opportunities in technology, in home builders that have pulled back, but we're not quite there yet. i think we'll get that opportunity in the coming weeks. >> you think there will be a lot more volatility and what we've seen will continue? >> yeah, take a look at the lame duck sessions of the last 50 years. volatility is three times higher in lame duck sessions. so expect that. plus every one of them, we've seen the market decline. even with major accomplishments like increasing the debt ceiling. so still likely to see some down side. i don't being ythink you need t about missing it. the big he risk is being too early coming back in. >> what are the tech names that you like? >> in the technology sector, there's a lot of interesting opportunities. mainly those that export. china's growth is beginning to improve. they buy a lot of capital equipment from us. so it's the big names in technology that provide a lot of that export capital equipment that we think will buns back the strongest in the first. >> bob, another thing we've been talking about is the people h
. >> an upgrade. >> emerging markets talking about china expansion. one of the attempts to get technology going here. >> marathon this time. >> important to talk about israel and gaza. this company has unique american assets. oil and gas will be great here. >> a final upgrade. >> this is my favorite international company. they are moving it everywhere. india, china, people drinking whisky like mad. >> big deal with india in the past couple of weeks. >> i met with my friend johnny walker black over the weekend. >> how is johnny doing? >> it was at a wedding. he is always there. >> he's a great guy. he should meet by buddy jim beam. >> what's on mad tonight? >> we'll talk about fiscal cliff saying, listen, here's what happens if we solve it. i think this rally today is about solving it. and i'm going to present the world view that is going to be just unbelievable if we get this thing solved which would make a lot of stocks go up dramatically including apple where we would finally get a sense that maybe it's not worth selling because the capital gains tax may not rise that much. >> on friday night
this is a much longer term story. they have data. they have technology. they have reach. >> so how come the stock has lost so much of its value i understand the ipo then? >> the valuation was always an issue here. part of the lockup expiring reminds us of the valuation play. it's still $48 billion for a company with $5 billion in revenue. so the sale of the century, this most certainly isn't. part of what we're seeing is rotation out of the big three, out of amazon, apple, and google. some of the tech money is looking for a place. there's a decent number of people out there who like the upside to downside ratio in facebook. all that being said, mobile is important for them. we're yet to see them monetize outside. they have to do that to grow into any kind of valuation above of $26. we have another big problem in mobile here which is about 50% of the click throughs where they're making their money turn out to be errors. they're accidents based on big fingers on small surfaces. >> facebook is still one of the top if not the top water cooler stocks to talk about in 2012. we just proved it once again
have so much technology in our store to really show the customers what's going on with their bodies. you can see a little more pressure in the shoulders and in the hips. ... now you can feel what happens as we raise your sleep number setting and allow the bed to contour to your individual shape. oh, wow. that feels really good. at sleep number we've created a collection of innovations dedicated to individualizing your comfort. the sleep number collection, designed around the innovative sleep number bed - a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the exact comfort your body needs. each of your bodies. so whatever you feel like, sleep number's going to provide it for you. during the final days of our semi-annual sleep sale, save $500 on our classic series special edition bed set plus special financing on selected beds but hurry sale ends sunday. you'll only find the innovative sleep number bed at one of our 400 stores, where queen mattresses start at just $699. >>> we are rising above the fiscal cliff this morning with a private equity titan, wilbur ross, chairman and
by technology, retail stocks are also in the green, food and beverages, autos among the sectors dragging on the in-dek. we can take a closer look at the bourses. ibex is down. ftse 100 sam thing, so we'll keep an eye on all these levels as the show progresses this morning. the bond space is where we've been focusing our attention with spain and greece on. spain today seeing prices rise, yields coming down to 5.78%. italy seeing a bit of a rally, too. selloff for britain and bund oigs boig benefitting. quick look at information rek. 81.02 is the left. down another tenth of a percent. euro-dollar is lower by a quarter of a percent. nymex and brent both adding to their levels as we see continued unrest across the gaza strip. gold, though, is lower. let's get out to asia. it's china, japan, which are dominating trade morning. >>> markets wrapped up the week on a mixed note. nikkei ended at a two week high. hopes of more policy easing. the yen trading around the 81 handle versus the greenback. shares in china extended losses and down 2.6% this week. no real policy cut list after china unveile
for technology. i don't really feel like i'm paying a lot for all this digital stuff. i don't feel -- >> i did tell you about what happened on a delta flight with my family, though. we had an engine blow out in midair and had an emergency landing. and that's not to suggest that -- >> i don't feel like every time one of our airlines go up that there's a chance it will crash. you don't let me say this, but when is the last -- remember every year the media would rush to the big 200 person dead -- remember? >> i was just on a delta shuttle on wednesday or tuesday. >> when was the last major -- >> let's hope we never have to hear about another one. >> and you hear about the air traffic near misses and things like that. and i pray and hope and knock on wood, but 50,000 takeoffs and landings a day. >> statistically -- >> can we go to london? >> not on an old jet. p. >> becky would like us to talk about the global markets report. kelly evans is across the pond. we won't fly to you. we'll do it by satellite. >> good morning. i'm cringing as i listen in, but i'm also cringing at some of the market actio
, but the dow has been hit with a lot of big losers. take a look. big losers in the technology field. hewlett-packard and intel. big losers in the global industrial names like caterpillar and dupont. maria, back to you. >> all right, bob. thank you so much. don't even think about touching that remote. what a news day. we have a lot more ahead on this busy edition of the "closing bell." >>> coming up, getting down to business. in a first-on interview, honeywell chief david cote tells maria about what trab spired at the highly anticipated business leaders meeting with the president and when his impressions are that a deal on the looming fiscal cliff can get done. >>> plus, tax hike negotiator. the president wants $1.6 trillion with a "t" more in taxes. is this a negotiating ploy? how will it affect the upcoming talks with john boehner? two top-tier negotiators give their insight into how the meeting could unfold. >>> and trading places. charles schwab ceo talks exclues i havely to maria about the current crisis of confidence in the stock market. could a deal on the looming fiscal cliff be just
the kindle. >> if you look at our kindle fire hd, high-definition display, pack a lot of technology into a very low price point. $199. because we don't make any profit when we sell the device. we sell the device near break-even and then we hope to make money over time as people use the device. they buy ebooks, they buy mp3s, they buy games and that's a different approach. it's working for us. >> certainly working for apple as well. amazon, of course, the stock for the year up now 30%. >> simon, thank you. >>> the fiscal cliff and shifting tax landscape, which have dominated the financial and political dialogue, has prompted many investors to take fresh looks at their portfolios and financial futures. to that end, fidelity investments with $3.8 trillion under management. kathleen, welcome back. i wonder what you're hearing from the people for whom you manage money about the fiscal cliff and whether they, in their portfolios, feel hostage in any way to what's going on in washington. >> we recently surveyed our investors and they told us in terms of the issues upper most on their mind,
, technology and clean energy, putting people back to work, rebuilding our roads, our bridges and our schools, and reducing our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. now on this last item, we face a very clear deadline that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs, taxes, and deficits by the end of the year. both parties voted to set this deadline and i believe that both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. yesterday i had a chance to meet with labor and civic leaders for their input. today i'm meeting with ceos of some of america's largest companies and i'll meet with leaders of both parties of congress before the week is out, because there's only one way to solve these challenges, and that is to do it together. as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas and i've been encouraged over the past week to hear republican after republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of our arithmetic if we're going to be serious about reducing the deficit. because when it comes to taxe
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